April 15, 2014
(On being exhausted after Masters) "I'm really exhausted. After driving down there two Fridays ago, I was there for about 10 days in total and that's playing golf every single day, playing the course. It's not only physically draining, it's more the emotional side and mental side that just drains you so much more than you think. After last week, I have a lot more respect for the fitness of the guys out there on tour."
(On what he accomplished) "Honestly, probably not. For me, it's a really great achievement and I'm really proud, but to fully realize what I've done, I probably haven't yet, just like the US Amateur."
(On being a part of the Masters) "Getting to go into Butler Cabin was probably the coolest part of the week for me. Everything came up into a pinnacle, and it was huge for me. It was an unbelievable experience to be a part of. My family was in the middle of the green, so it was exciting for them as well."
(On professional plans past U.S. Open) "I have thought about it a little bit, but I am trying to just ignore it. I'm trying to just focus on what is in front of me. Obviously, I have to focus on it a little bit because it's my future, but I don't know when I will be turning pro. I just have to keep it in mind."
(On what his mentality was heading into the Masters) "I didn't want to put too much pressure on myself with too many goals. Mainly, I just wanted to make the cut and be the low amateur, and I achieved that. On Saturday and Sunday, I just tried to play like I had on Friday."
(On thoughts towards the U.S. Open) "You are probably going to be the most nervous at the Masters. I wasn't nearly as nervous as I thought I would be, so that is great for me. It helps with my preparation for the U.S. Open."
(On feedback from the team)
"I got back yesterday and saw them last night. We talked about everything that they were interested in. We just talked about it for a couple of hours, but it was great. We have been chatting like we were two weeks ago. I was back in my books this morning, so it is back to reality for me. For the SEC Championship, I am going to try and become just as motivated as I was for the Masters."
(On being at the Masters but also having schoolwork due) "I was emailing my professors last night about not being able to get through the day let alone schoolwork. I was thinking about schoolwork at first, but then by midway, I just couldn't worry about it. There weren't enough hours in a day to worry about that kind of stuff. I was back into it for a couple of hours this morning."
(On fans) "I really wasn't expecting that many fans. To get down there and hear hundreds of "Go Vols," it was just amazing. I couldn't have asked for better fan support. It makes me proud to be a part of the Tennessee community."
(On what you did while waiting for the Green Jacket Ceremony) "I went to the merchandise tent and bought my merchandise for the week. I got me a couple of flags, phone covers, and all of that kind of cool stuff, just so I can keep as a memorabilia, and then I got invited in to one of the cabins, just left the tent with one of the members, he takes care of the low amateurs each year and like all my family. We watched like the last nine holes on TV in the cabin and it was great, just probably going to the cabin."
(On if your family had a list of things to buy for people back home or not) "Yeah, I think my grandma bought a flag, and I got Adam Scott to sign it for her for one of her friends which is really cool, and I got some shirts and stuff for people, wasn't really that much, I just got a lot of stuff, just for the family to say thank you."